Frequently Asked Questions

Where are Kalima books sold?

You can purchase Kalima books on the Dar Alkutub website or through the Dar Alkutub application in Apple Store or Google Play, at sales centers in the UAE, or through distributors in the Arab world and Europe. 
To purchase Kalima books, click on this link: 
https://books.tcaabudhabi.ae/ar/external/pages/booklist.aspx?SourceId=6

Where is Kalima headquartered?

Kalima bookstores are found in the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority’s offices in the Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, on the twelth floor.

How many Kalima publications are there?

900 books (as of December 2016), translated from more than 13 languages, in the following categories: General Knowledge; Philosophy and Psychology; Humanities; Natural and Exact/Applied Sciences; Arts and Sports; Literature; History, Geography and Biography; and Children and Teens.

How can I contact Kalima?

You can contact Kalima at info@kalima.ae
Kalima staff can be found in the Kalima wing of the Abu Dhabi Book Fair which is held annually (April-May). Kalima representatives are also found in the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority’s wing in Arab and international book fairs.

How can translators seek work with Kalima?

By registering on the Kalima site and presenting their CVs. Translators may also contact the project via info@kalima.ae
To register as a translator with Kalima, please click here.

What types of books does Kalima translate?

The most important modern and contemporary publications in literature, science, and humanities, and also children’s books and some classics.

What languages does Kalima translate from?

Kalima seeks to translate from foreign languages as much as possible. Today the project has translated from thirteen languages, including: English, French, Spanish, German, Hindi, Turkish, Chinese, Swedish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish and Kurdish.

Does Kalima finance translations for other projects?

Kalima does not finance translations for other projects.

How do you provide an excellent translation for publication with Kalima?

Translators must read the book before suggesting it. When they suggest the book for translation, they must present a summary of the book’s topic and its importance, in addition to information on the editor, its date of publication, the number of pages, and its link on Amazon. If the book is accepted by the Executive Board, the translator must provide a translation sample (5-10 pages). Once the sample is approved, the project undertakes the necessary procedures in order to supply translation and publication rights, and then commissions the translator to translate the book.
You can offer suggestions through our Kalima contact page: info@kalima.ae

Who is responsible for choosing the books that are translated?

All books suggested for translation are brought before the Executive Board. Project administration issues a decision based on the determinations of the Executive Board.

Where can you find our publications?

At sales centers in the UAE

No Name of Center Phone

1

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Abu Dhabi Commercial Center

026459777-0504167854

2

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Al Batin

026664600-0506122785

3

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Muroor

024488200-0504923251

4

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Al Mina

026734848

5

Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Khalifa

026264900-0507417852

6

Almotaheda Bookstore, Jarir

026733999-05066986642

7

All Prints Publishers

026336999-0504923214

8

Aljamaa Library

0552904157

9

Book Corner, Marina Mall

026817662

10

Jashanmal LLC, Marina Mall

0502494505

11

Lulu Center Bookstore, Al Wahda Mall

0558272924-0504434786

12

Adnoc Petrol Station, Ghantoot

025629092-02-5629101

13

Adnoc Petrol Station, Simha Rest Area 1

025620041-0501290062

14

Adnoc Petrol Station, Simha Rest Area 2

025620032-0503102833

15

Adnoc Petrol Station, Mussafah

025540655-02-5540141

16

Adnoc Petrol Station, Al Mafraq

025821971-0508262053

17

Adnoc Petrol Station, Sieh Shuaib

025629151-0508190928

18

Adnoc Petrol Station, Mushrif

024473088-0508262053

19

Adnoc Petrol Station, Abu Dhabi International Airport

025757036

20

Permanent Book Fair, Al Nahyan Military Camp

026575419

21

Dar Al Faqih Publishing and Distribution

0507088222-0561239583

22

Kitab Cafe Bookstore

0527868508

23

Manarat Al Saadiyat Bookstore

0501854120

 

Al Ain

No Name of Center Phone

24

Al Jahili Fort

037843996-0506738620

25

Zaid Central Bookstore

037118291 - 037118270

26

Dubai Library Distributors

037673750

27

The Commercial Bookstore

037551500-0501368875

28

Maktabaty Bookstore

037610666-0503324233

29

Adnoc Petrol Station, Al Faya

03-7331109

30

Adnoc Petrol Station, Masaken

03-7832071-0505428526

31

Adnoc Petrol Station, Rimah

02-5662197

32

Adnoc Petrol Station, Zakher

03-7828198

33

Arab Manuscripts Center

037647677-0567146779

 

Western Region

No Name of Center Phone

34

Aljewa Culture and Media Foundation

0504447493

35

Adnoc Petrol Station, Abu Al Abyad 1

028834070

36

Adnoc Petrol Station, Abu Al Abyad 2

028834065

37

Adnoc Petrol Station, Ruwais

028760140-028760167

 

Dubai

No Name of Center Phone

38

Dar El Hekma Publishing and Distribution

042665394-0506589158

39

Dubai Library Distributors, Sheikh Zayed

043394966

40

Kuttab Library Cafe

0508669996-0508720795

41

Dubai Library Distributors, Safiya

042625552

42

Jashanmal National Company LLC

043419757-0504256237

43

Book World by Kinokuniya

044340111-0508965015

44

Book Corner Bookstore

0504988418

45

Mraya Publishing and Distribution

0556241269-0507099425

46

Al Hudhud Publishing and Distrubtion

0504568858

47

Medad Publishing and Distribution

0508999990

48

Noon Ecommerce

0504604113

 

Sharjah

No Name of Center Phone

49

Aljamaa Library

065453419

50

Dubai Library Distributors

065639992

51

Awraq Publishing and Distribution

0509691444-065393400

52

Qalmi Bookstore

065646628

 

Ajman

No Name of Center Phone

53

Dubai Library Distributors

067496566

 

Umm al-Quwain

No Name of Center Phone

54

Dubai Library Distributors

067646993

 

Ras al-Khaimah

No Name of Center Phone

55

Dubai Library Distributors

072333320

 

Fujairah

No Name of Center Phone

56

Dubai Library Distributors

092241337

 

Overseas Sales Centers

No Name of Company Country Phone Number

1

Rushd Bookstore, Riyadh

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

0096614604818
00966505322043

2

Heritage Library

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

00966505422022

3

Obekan Bookstore

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

00966503279717
0096614160018

4

Mutanabbi Bookstore

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dammam

0096618411395
00966505745867

5

 Dar Konoz Publishing

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

00966503690067

6

Dar Athar Publishing and Distribution

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dammam

0096654996666

7

International Publishers

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

0096612071186
0096614670228
00966555101595

8

Nawader Al Kotob Publishing and Distribution

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dammam

0096638355385

9

Al Hekma Bookstore

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh

0096644112212
00966555200924

10

Aafaq Publishing and Distribution

Kuwait

0096524610891
0096599739363

11

Al Nasher Publishing and Distribution

Kuwait

0096525615091
0096560040007

12

That Al Salasil Publishing and Distribution

Kuwait

0096522466266
0096522466255

13

Al Hilal Press Agencies and Media

Kingdom of Bahrain, Manara

0097317480800

0097339631979

14

Alayam Publishing and Distribution

Kingdom of Bahrain, Manara

0097317617733

15

Dar Al Thaqafa Publishing and Distribution

Qatar, Doha

009744622182

16

Beirut Bookstore

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

0096824787471

17

Middle East Distributors

Lebanon, Beirut

009611487999

18

Jarrous Press Publishers

Lebanon
Beirut

009616443542
009613805293

19

Tunisian Press and Publication

Tunisia

0021671322499
0021698351844

20

Africa Info Distributors

Tunisia

0021670698880
0021622305197

21

Arab Cultural Center

Kingdom of Morocco, Casablanca

0021252228360

22

Al Ahlia Publishing and Distribution Foundation

Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman

0096264652489

23

Abu Ghosh Publishing and Distribution Agency

Palestine, Jerusalem

0097225831404

24

Dar Al-Bayan Publishing and Distribution

Iraq

0096414251616
009647901660232

25

Dar Al Tanmia

Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

00201005029128
00223926249

26

Akhbar Elyom Foundation

Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

0020225806400

27

Arab Nile Publishing and Distribution Group

Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

0020226717135
00201223899000

28

Emdco Press

Arab Republic of Egypt
Cairo

00201000751101
00201065229889

29

Al Kotob Khan Publishing and Distribution

Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

0020225194807
0020122403722
0020165536885

30

Ibn Nadim Publishing and Distribution

Algeria, Oran

00213661207603
00213550713989
00213662624336

31

Ibiidi Limited

United Kingdom, London

00447442177733

32

Afaq Publishing and Distribution

Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo

00201003434967
00201111602787

33

Takween Library

Kuwait

0096598810440
0096597956559

34

Jamalon Bookstore

Jordan

009623001600

35

Safahat Cultural Foundation and Safahat Publishers

Turkey, Istanbul

0090202125310185